September 29, 2015

Vineyard: Far Coast

AppellationSonoma Coast
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2012 Hartford Court Land’s Edge Vineyards Estate Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.71, TA 0.55, 2,295 cases, $50. 2013 vintage released January 2015. Sourced from vineyards (75% Far Coast Vineyard and 25% Seascape Vineyard) located in the far western edge of the Sonoma Coast that are driven by maritime influence. Clones 667, 777, 115, Pommard and Swan. Aged 10 months in 100% French oak barrels, 28% new. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. An intensely flavored mid weight plus macho wine featuring aromas and flavors of black cherry, black raspberry, mocha, and savory herbs. Polished tannins make for very forward drink ability. A “ribeye wine.” Score: 92-93. Reviewed May 4, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Hartford Court Land’s Edge Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

15.4% alc., ph 3.59, TA 0.55, 1,637 cases, $45. Unreleased. Primarily from the estate Far Coast Vineyard. Native yeast fermentations. Aged 15 months in 45% new French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Array of dark stone and berry fruits on the nose with nuances of petrichor and forest floor. Full-bodied and rugged with a core of purple fruit compressed by firm tannins which linger on the dry finish. Young and tight. Good. Reviewed April 4, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »